Rayman Legends

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The Wii U’s underperformance might finally be a good thing. For it’s meant that the formerly exclusive Rayman Legends has been ported across to machines that people actually play. And let’s make no bones about it – this is great news for fans of 2011’s Rayman Origins. For Rayman Legends has improved upon almost every… Read more »

Guacamelee!

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Take an old school Metroidvania style platformer, mix together with combo based melee brawling and add in lashings of distinctly Mexican flavourings. It’s a recipe which just shouldn’t work yet has resulted in Guacamelee! – arguably the gaming world’s first Mexploitation title. And based on this offering, it’s one we’d like to see an awful… Read more »

Persona 4 Golden

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What is it that defines a game as an RPG? Is it the levelling up, the grinding and random battles or perhaps the open world full of locations to explore? Maybe it’s the numerous side quests that your party undertakes, taking time out from saving the world just to deliver a letter. If so, then… Read more »

Earth Defence Force 2017 [PS Vita]

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As archaic and clumsy as it can be, Earth Defence Force 2017 succeeds because it is a ridiculous chunk of dumb fun. Pop quiz: You’re running about with a maximum of two guns, collecting two-dimensional power-ups, wildly smashing up giant space bugs, UFOs and robots. On occasion you’re required to destroy a massive boss of… Read more »

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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With karting titles being trundled out in time for the festive period with woeful regularity and often with little effort or innovation present, it’s easy to miss genuinely good titles – especially if it’s the sequel that nobody demanded. Which is why it’s so surprising to find that Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is a… Read more »

Carmageddon Funsize (iOS)

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Stainless’ mobile port of the original Carmageddon may not look as pretty as other games currently topping the charts on iOS but what it does bring is a genuinely entertaining, challenging and unique game to the platform. Older gamers will be drawn to a franchise they remember and younger gamers may get their first taste… Read more »

Corpse Party review

Corpse Party

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Playstation Network might be home to some rarities, but a downloadable PSP remake of an original Japanese home computer title from 1996 surely edges out even Bishi Bashi Special. Ostensibly a survival horror title, the plot of Corpse Party sees a number of Japanese students being transported from their own school to the one that… Read more »

Pokémon Conquest

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Mashing up the gameplay elements of Pokemon with the traditional strategy of the Nobunaga’s Ambition series might seem a little peculiar but then did anyone really expect the union of Disney and Square to amount to anything? And just as Kingdom Hearts took people by surprise, placing Pokemon into a SRPG is such a good… Read more »

Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance

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Gamers could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow when they see an opening screen referring to the tenth anniversary of a series – especially when only two main titles have been released. For although numerous spin offs have expanded upon the Kingdom Hearts universe, the fact that we still haven’t seen number three makes the… Read more »